Another bright Glonass

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sun Apr 17 2005 - 05:29:37 EDT

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    Last night while looking for Yuri 3B I saw something else, 
    and Mike got it in the scope.  It was Cosmos 1988 (19750, 
    another Glonass).  Here's PPAS (but guessing somewhat on 
    the magnitude, as I failed to note it):
    
    89-  1 B 05-04-17 04:27:56   EC  357.7 0.2  24 14.90  5.0?->i
    
    While watching that one, Mike saw another one flashing 
    there!  The second one was Intelsat 511 Rk (15874):
    
    85- 55 B 05-04-17 04:33:47   EC  388.8 0.2  40  9.72  5.0?->i
    
    I failed to write down the magnitude of that one also.  
    The times overlap due to clicking on each of them when 
    they were crossing in the field of view.
    
    BCRC site: 30.315N, 97.866W, 280m.
    
    I just have to mention this.  A local TV station news 
    anchor was reporting on the DART anomaly, with footage of
    a Pegasus firing after drop, and he read these words, 
    "...after it came too close to a Pentagon satellite and 
    sent itself into orbit...."  I wonder if they picked that 
    gem up from a network.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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